Geraldine was appointed chair of the Arch board in July 2021. She has served as a Non-Executive Director of Arch since its inception and has been a key part of the organisation over the past five years. Her professional history also makes her perfectly suited to steer Arch over the coming years and as the organisation grows and branches out into new directions.
Geraldine joined the NHS in 1990 as a public health specialist, developing services in response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in South London. She has worked in many areas of the NHS since, including establishing the Brighton and Hove CCG in 2012 and is now the Managing Director for Foundry Healthcare in Lewes leading their population health and transformation programme.
Geraldine has a first degree in psychology from York University, a masters in public health sciences from St. George’s Medical School and has recently been awarded an MBA from Cass Business School.
Geraldine has a longstanding interest in health inequalities and advocating for homeless health in particular. She commissioned the Pathway Plus service at the Royal Sussex County Hospital when working in Brighton and it was from there that the vision for an integrated primary care based model of care for the City was realised in the founding of Arch Healthcare in 2017.
She lives in Brighton with her partner and three children.